I was just browsing the Ebay listings, and I saw two new listings for '62 reissues in black w/ rosewood necks.
That probably explains the price drop on the older ones, as there's a new color in town. I don't see any information on the Fender website. I'm assuming a few dealers may have jumped the gun.
I think I'm going to take the opportunity to pick me up a classic sunburst.